What's on inShropshire

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  • Shropshire Oktoberfest

    Shropshire Oktoberfest

    Shrewsbury

    Shropshire Oktoberfest is taking place on 4th & 5th October 2019 at the Shrewsbury Quarry Park - Following the success of the past 2 Shropshire Oktobe…more

  • Luke Kempner | House of Faces

    Luke Kempner | House of Faces

    Shrewsbury

    LUKE KEMPNERHOUSE OF FACESComedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect celebrities, pol…more

  • The Music of Creams 50th Anniversary UK Tour

    The Music of Creams 50th Anniversary UK Tour

    Shrewsbury

    Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce & Will Johns bring the legacy back to life, in an immersive multi-media experience show of electrifying live music, interpla…more

  • Shrewsbury Model Railway Show

    Shrewsbury Model Railway Show

    Shrewsbury

    Following the success of last years October show, we are doing it all again!! On Saturday 19th October 2019 at Shrewsbury URC from 10am you will be ab…more

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Famous for its wide flowing rivers, picturesque moorland and heather covered valleys, Shropshire is a delightful slice of the English landscape. Located on the England / Wales border, Shropshire is arguably one of the most peaceful and rural counties in England, the perfect destination for those hoping to unwind and relax amidst gorgeous scenery and endless English heritage.

Shropshire has numerous charming and vibrant market towns to choose from, such as Ellesmere with its narrow medieval streets and well preserved Georgian buildings, or Market Drayton, (hometown of Clive of India) known for its 200 year old Wednesday market as well as its walking routes along the Shropshire Union Canal and its fantastic 40 step aqueduct.

Also worth visiting is Shrewsbury, Shropshire's county town with its distinctive black and white buildings and windy cobbled streets along the banks of the River Severn (and famous as the birthplace of Charles Darwin) and Stokesay Castle in Craven Arms, one of the best 13th Century fortified manor houses in Britain.

The landscape in the area surrounding Stokesay Castle is also a good starting point for some beautiful strolls through the idyllic Shropshire landscape.

A must-see historic site is Ironbridge, home to the original Iron Bridge and a World Heritage Site.

To really get to grips with Shropshire it is essential to get out in the countryside and the best place to start is the impressive and exhilarating Shropshire Way walking trail, (the old village of Whitchurch is a good place to start.)

In addition there are hundreds of miles of long distance trails all passing through sumptuous unspoiled countryside and past over 30 separate nature reserves and more than 32 castles.

Also worth a days walk is Offas Dyke, the UKs longest archaeological site, (built by King Offa in the 8th Century to keep out the Welsh Princes) and now central to the Offas Dyke Path.

Lastly, there is the lakeland of Meres and Mosses near to Ellesmere which is a haven for wildlife and offers both fishing or boating for even more Shropshire relaxation.

Whatever your reason for visiting Shropshire this year, you can be sure that this county has everything you need for a fun yet relaxing time.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Shropshire

Fun days out in Shropshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Shropshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Shropshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Shropshire.

Theme Parks in Shropshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Shropshire.

Museums in Shropshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Shropshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 15/09/2019 16:46:09

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